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Citizen Soldier’s Agent Orange Archives

Shared by Vietnam veteran Michael Uhl, with this introduction: In early 1978, Citizen Soldier, a nonprofit dedicated...

Deporting Ho Chi Minh

A history lesson about a critical period in Ho Chi Minh’s earlier life, by Tom Vaizey published January 16, 2020...

Many Soldiers Want to Stop Fighting. Let’s Build a Movement That Welcomes Them.

This piece by Rory Fanning, a veteran twice deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion over a decade...

Podcast: “What am I doing here? This is crazy!” – S Brian Willson

"I'd probably seen somewheres between 700 to 900 dead Vietnamese, most of whom were children or very young people. I was both shocked and sickened."

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

C.J. Polychroniou conducted the following interview with Noam Chomsky, published by Truthout on January 7, 2020....

With Iran, Trump Throws Matches in the Gas Tank

“As we are caught up in the moment, here on the knife’s edge, it would be easy to forget how we got here, how we...

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

This commentary by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Independent Media Institute, was posted January 2, 2020 on Portside.org [PHOTO: US Embassy in Iraq under siege., Photo Credit: Creative Commons // Common Dreams] It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new...

The Importance of the 1955 Bandung Conference

The Importance of the 1955 Bandung Conference

JUSTICE INITIATIVE acquaints us with a little known but important slice of history in this post. While not mentioned in this article, both South and North Vietnam were represented this important conference held in Indonesia in April 1955. Bandung Conference 65th...

Waging Peace on CSPAN!

Waging Peace on CSPAN!

CSPAN recorded all the panels at the November 11-15, 2019, Waging Peace events in Washington, D.C. This is a great educational resource. Please watch, and share! https://www.c-span.org/video/?466249-1/waging-peace-vietnam George Washington University’s Elliott School...

From an American soldier in Vietnam, tragedy and poetry

From an American soldier in Vietnam, tragedy and poetry

James G. Hershberg reviews the book “Michael O’Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam” by Daniel H. Weiss (PublicAffairs, 2019; 202 pp.).  Hershberg is a professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University and the author of...

Oral History: 1960s Antiwar Activist Stew Albert

Oral History: 1960s Antiwar Activist Stew Albert

INTRODUCTION by Dan Shea, Vietnam Veteran, Member of Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 in Portland, Oregon: STEW ALBERT (12/4/39 – 1/30/06) was a friend of mine. I see him as an historical figure. Stew was a member of the Yippies and was active in the anti-Vietnam...

Mounting the Waging Peace Exhibit: What Does It Take?

Mounting the Waging Peace Exhibit: What Does It Take?

Here’s what it takes to mount the Waging Peace Exhibit at your university, college or other institution Space: The exhibit is mounted on sixteen 4’ x 8’ sheets of black Gatorboard, which is lighter and stronger than foam-core or fiberboard. The panels can be...

Did Palestine divide ‘the Movement’?

Did Palestine divide ‘the Movement’?

Book review written by Helena Cobban and published December 9, 2019 on Mondoweiss. THE MOVEMENT AND THE MIDDLE EAST How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left by Michael R. Fischbach 312 pp. Stanford University Press $26 Michael Fischbach is a smart,...

The 2020 Elections and the Anti-War Cause

The 2020 Elections and the Anti-War Cause

Essay by Howard Machtinger first published December 9, 2019 on Portside. Those in the social justice movement will no doubt be rightly concerned with defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 election. A lot obviously rides on its result. For those of us concerned about...

veterans for peace logoThe Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon’s current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

Upcoming Events

  1. Waging Peace Exhibit: Duke University, Durham, NC

    January 15 @ 7:00 am - February 15 @ 10:00 pm EST
  2. UNAC Conference 2020

    February 21 - February 23

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“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

…thoughts from Suel Jones

“If you hold a real weapon in your hand you will feel its character strongly. It is fearsome. It’s only purpose is death. And its power is not just in the material from which it is made, but also from the intention of its makers. It is regrettable that...

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014...